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  • jack_baron jack_baron Dec 17, 2012 5:02 PM Flag

    Merry Christmas. Matthew 2:11

    Actually, Trade, Woolston was horribly mistaken: had they done what Woolston said, they would have been foolish. The Magi were looking for the one prophesied, by Isaiah and others- "Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” They weren't looking for a 'poor carpenter and his family'. They were looking for the King prophesied in what we now call the Old Testament, especially Isaiah, so they could worship him. So why did they bring these gifts? They knew the Isaiah prophecies such as Isaiah. 60:6- "A company of camels covereth thee, Dromedaries of Midian and Ephah, All of them from Sheba do come, Gold and frankincense they bear, And of the praises of Jehovah they proclaim the tidings." That is why they brought the 3 gifts, (Is 53 and other verses of prophecy are why are why they brought myrrh). From the prophesies written 700+ years earlier, they knew who they were looking for and that person was the King of Kings, something that poor Woolston was utterly unable to grasp.

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    • Well done

    • Let's be honest here. No one knows the truth about the gifts. There is the original Koine Greek, according to Westcott and Hort, the King James Version of the Bible and the World English Bible translation. It's not like they had a Kinkos around the corner to make copies from all this writing. They had to transcribe from book to book to book. Who really know the truth about a book written 100 years after a person died and 200 years after a person was born. You look foolish

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